Saturday, November 27, 2010

November 2010 Relaxer Updates.

Hey everyone!

I relaxed my hair last Friday (11/19/10) at 17 weeks post relaxer! I got about 2.5 inches of growth, but guess what?? My stylist TRIMMED it! So now, I'm back to the same ol' length I was last November 2009. Basically, I get a relaxer every 12 weeks and my cousin trims off an inch or so every time I relax. A inch is what I usually grow in 12 weeks, so basically it's like starting back at square 1. I've learned that this is the WRONG thing to do if your aim is to grow your hair out. You will never get length if you trim EVERY single time you relax.

It wasn't until the other day, I was comparing photos of my progress for the year, or lack thereof, of my length. I can't believe my hair is the same length after a year! Its not that I have a bad regimen or bad products, because my regimen is working out wonderfully for my hair. My hair is thick, full, and bouncy, its just the length retention. I wear my hair in protective styles 90% of the time, but it seems like every time my relaxer date rolls around, my stylist just trims off what I grew. I love my stylist and everything, but it seems like I'm wasting money on having the same length for a whole friggin year. I've spent hundreds of dollars on this hair journey and barely APL is what I have to show for it after being on this journey for 4 years? That's crazy. You guys I really don't know what to do. Seriously I should have been MBL by now. I'm gonna start putting my foot down and telling my cousin to stop cutting my hair so much. I think I'm gonna get a trim twice a year for 2011, because I want to see length already. My hair is pretty healthy, its just the length that I'm tired of. I am truly disappointed and I actually wasn't gonna share my relaxer results with you all. I was thinking of going on hiatus and coming back when I reach BSL! But for some reason, I cant seem to stay away from updating you all on my progress.

My cousin said the reason why she trims with every relaxer is because I stretch too long. The longer my hair gets, the less stretching I have to do. I do get a lot of shedding, but my hair still comes out thick after I relax. She said when I shed so much, it kills my ends, so that's why she trims the ends every time. So she and I have come to an agreement to relax my hair every 8 weeks so that she wont have to trim so much, and so that I can retain some length. And I stand firm when I say I'm only trimming twice a year, every 6 months. Lets get this hair journey started over!

November 2009 relaxer

February 2010 relaxer

November 2010 relaxer...
I'm SO disappointed!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish all my readers and followers a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy sitting around the table eating dinner with your family and loved ones, because I know I will! I'm hungry! Lol..I cant wait to eat some warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream on top, my favorite holiday dessert! I also made delicious potato salad to bring to the party later on. Remember to be safe and have fun! Allow time to digest your food before heading out for those crazy Black Friday deals! I will be updating you all later on how my Thanksgiving went, and also my relaxer results. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vanessa Hudgens Inspired Nails

I got my nails done yesterday and really liked the combo that Vanessa Hudgens was wearing at a Red Carpet event. So I bought my blue China Glaze "For Aubrey" along with me to the salon. The gold color is from the salon....I dont know what the name of the color is. I like it!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Forever 21/Charlotte Russ/H&M: Small Haul.

I promised myself that I wouldn't go shopping this month...but I had a Doctors appointment last Thursday and the mall was right around the corner. I had nothing to do, so I intended to go window shopping. I ended up spending $50 bucks lol..I need to control myself! But anyways, I just wanted to share with you all what I bought!

I stopped by Forever21 first and didn't see anything really interesting. I bought 2 bras that came together for $8.80 (no pics). I also got 3 pairs of socks for 0.95 cents each! What a deal!

I also bought a really cute diamond encrusted flower ring for $5.50.

Then I went over to Charlotte Russe and bought this cute bow necklace! It was $6.50

Lastly, I went over to H&M and bought these cute lace-up wedges for $34.95. I plan on wearing them with tights or harem pants, and a loose top.

In total, I spent a little over $50 bucks. No more shopping until Black Friday. That's it for my itty bitty haul!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Big Announcement!

Hey everyone! I have a big announcement!

Me and my stylist a.k.a cousin, has both teamed up to start up our own Youtube channel! I've been getting a lot of comments about who does my hair and all, and my cousin just recently did her big chop to natural hair. So we thought, we would form a channel together just for the love of hair! Our channel mainly focuses on our love of both relaxed and natural hair. We will have numerous hair tutorials, including a much anticipated real life relaxer tutorial on my own hair done by cousin! We will also do fashion videos and hauls, discussions, and also cooking videos! Last but not least, if we get enough subscribers, we will be doing fabulous contests and giveaways! Including a free FABULOUS weave by my lovely cousin. BUT we need a certain number of subscribers for that.

I was always nervous to do videos by myself, which explains why my face is always hidden in my own personal Youtube channel. I will still keep my own personal channel and update it regularly of course. Im not getting rid of it. With our new channel, my subbies will have a chance to get acquainted with me because you will be seeing more of my face instead of the back of my head lol. I'm not shy anymore since it will be me and my cousin together. We already have 1 video up.

Our new channel is: Subscribe so you can see how we have fun with our hair as we manage to grow it out!

My cousin doing my hair. Those stains on my neck/scalp are from the Black rinse hair color.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Protective Style!

I finally got my hands on the Sensationnel HZ 7004 half wig! I ordered it like 3 months ago from , but they sent me an email telling me it was sold out and that I would have to wait 3 weeks for restock. Out of frustration and impatience, I canceled my order and they reimbursed my money back into my account. Clairhair really disappointed me at that point and time, and I will not be ordering from them again. They could at least put on their website that it was sold out! I cant stand disorganization. Anyways, its about that time now to remove my sew-in. I've had it since September 5th and its quickly approaching 2 months on November 5th. I'm so sad, because my hair still looks great! But I'm really missing caring for my real hair underneath. Especially since my relaxer date is in 2 weeks, I need to treat it in order to prepare it for the relaxing process. I have almost 15 weeks (almost 4 months) worth of new growth, and I don't know what I'm gonna do to my hair! Putting it into a bun is NOT an option either. I'm sick and tired of buns, and sometimes feel like they subtract from your beauty and make you look like plain Jane. I dunno, it depends on how creative you are when you're styling it up. But anyways, I needed a half wig to wear to make me look suitable until I relax on November 19th (hopefully). I needed something simple but not too boring to help me out for the next 2 weeks. I decided to purchase the Sensationnel HZ 7004, this time from I think I received my package 5 days later. But anyhow, I hope it looks good on me and will update you all!

New Shoes!

Remember my last post? The one titled Currently Wanting? Well I got one of the things I wanted! I fell in love with the Aldo wedges when I saw Dulcecandy87 and AllThingsFabulous101 model them in their outfit of the day posts on their blogs. Luckily, I still saw them on the Aldo website, but they retailed for $90 bucks. Aldo shoes run really small, so I didn't want to risk the chance and order them because I wasn't sure if they would fit me. I forgot about them...until one day at school. While I was in school, I was waiting for my brother to finish his class so we can go home together. I decided to kill time by going to the computer lab to wait for him. I went to the Aldo website and did some window shopping. I happen to come across the wedges that I wanted, and to my surprise, they were marked down half price! That's right! They went from $90 to $45 bucks! Which was a steal for me! So I called my local Aldo store to ask them if they had the shoes in stock. They told me they didn't have the color I wanted in stock, but they carried the black one. I wanted to try them on before ordering, so I told the sales associate to hold them for me. I went to the store and tried on my normal size, and let me tell you.....only half my foot could fit into the shoe! What is it with Aldo shoes running so small? So I asked for a bigger size. I tried them on, and they fit like a glove! So I ordered the Camel colored wedged shoes last Friday and got them about 10 days later. I ordered from the store, so I got free shipping. I love them! Definitely a staple for Fall, Spring and Summer! Since Aldo shoes run so small, I never bought a pair of shoes from them ever. This is my first pair of Aldo shoes and I love them!